Response to "Problems with LAP nomenclature"
In calling attention to the several biomolecular entities whose names have been abbreviated `LAP', Wilson et al. raise an important issue. Acronyms and similar abbreviations are beneficial for a term that is used repeatedly in a publication; however, the existence of multiple entities that use the same abbreviation can cause confusion. It is for this reason that the universal standard of journals calls for explicit definition of an abbreviation at its first usage in a paper. This technique serves to dispel ambiguity that might arise.
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